Hi Jodi,James Madison Bowman is my gr. gr. father also. His and MarthaJane Barton Bowman's dau., Clara, m. Henry Deshane. The story repeated around the Truce - Newport area is as follows. ( I heard it from my gr. parents ,Henry and Clara, also)James died on Feb. 14. He lived in Truce, a community just a very few miles from Newport, TX. , but had gone to Newport for some reason I do not know.While he was there, he died ( I do not know the cause) A big snow storm came and as was the custom, he wasburied shortly.The people in Newport were unable to get his body back to Truce, even though it is a very short distance away according to today and they buried him in the Newport cemetary. I do not know the reason why the children did not take their mother over to Newport to be buried next to him.I guess because, in those days, they didn't think about future generations who were doing genealogy. They just buried them where they died.